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  • Israel agrees to extend Gaza war truce by 4 hours

    Updated: 14 min ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli Cabinet minister says Israel has agreed to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours. The minister, Yuval Steinitz, spoke Saturday on Israeli television station Channel 10. The initial lull agreed to by Israel and Hamas had begun at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) Saturday. Steinitz confirmed reports that Israel decided to extend it by four hours, until midnight Saturday. He says the decision was made by the Israeli prime minister and defense minister. Steinitz says a further extension would be considered at a Cabinet meeting later Saturday. NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

  • Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    Updated: 16 min ago

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. The move comes as Ukrainian forces appear to have gained some momentum recently by retaking control of territory from the rebels. But Russia also appears to becoming more involved in the fighting, with the U.S. and Ukraine accusing Moscow of moving heavily artillery across the border to the rebels. Ukrainian national security spokesman Andriy Lysenko said Ukrainian forces were outside Horlikva, just north of the regional center of Donetsk.

  • Sunni politician seized in Iraq released by gunmen

    Updated: 17 min ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen in Iraq seized and later released a prominent Sunni politician, officials said Saturday, as confusion remained over who abducted the lawmaker. Riyadh al-Adhadah, head of the Baghdad Provincial Council, returned to his home a day after gunmen abducted him and four of his bodyguards, said Ghalib al-Zamili, a member of the council. The bodyguards also were released, according to a police officer who declined to be named because he is not authorized to brief journalists. It was not immediately clear if al-Adhdah was arrested by security forces or abducted. In 2012 al-Adhdah, a medical doctor and member of the Iraqi Islamic Party, was imprisoned for eight months on terrorism charges. He has maintained his i

  • Egypt to try 20 suspected in terrorist attacks

    Updated: 27 min ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's chief prosecutor charged 20 suspected militants Saturday with carrying terrorist attacks that killed seven people and wounded more than 100, amid new clashes between soldiers and insurgents in the restive Sinai Peninsula. The statement released by Hisham Barakat's office said those charged belonged to a terror group called Ajnad Misr, which started its attacks after the July ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The group's name means "Soldiers of Egypt" in Arabic. The statement said the suspected militants planted explosives around police stations and security checkpoints. It said 14 suspected members are in custody and six others are on the run.

  • Chickasha man injured in July 20 crash dies Saturday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    A man who was injured in a crash earlier this month died Saturday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • North Korea fires short-range missile into sea

    Updated: 59 min ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said, adding to its unusually high number of weapons tests this year. The launch came on the eve of the 61st anniversary of the signing of an armistice that ended the Korean War. The missile, fired from North Korea's southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday evening, flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) across the country before landing in the sea, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of department rules. He gave no further details. North Korea routinely test-fires missiles, artillery and rockets, but the number of weapons tests it has conducted this

  • Shooting in Del City leaves one injured Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Police are looking for a gunman who shot a man Friday night. Del City police Capt. Jody Suit said the shooting happened at about 11 p.m. Friday in the 3500 block of SE 27.

  • Israeli government official says Israel leaning toward extending 12-hour truce in Gaza war

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli government official says Israel leaning toward extending 12-hour truce in Gaza war.

  • After more than a month, Oklahoma City VA hospital heart program still closed

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Since October, five heart patients at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center died within 30 days of their surgeries.

  • Football to family, Hollywood to Hamas -- find it all on NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: 21 hr ago

    To me, summer ends the day of the Big 12 Media Days. It’s about traffic patterns. Everything slows down just a bit during the summer. When school starts, it all picks up. In the world of digital news, the school routine coincides with the community chatter turning to football. And that happens with Big 12 […]

  • Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band director accused of ignoring a "sexualized" culture of rituals among band members. The university dismissed Jonathan Waters on Thursday after a two-month investigation concluded that he knew about but failed to stop rituals that included students being pressured to march in their underwear, sing lewd songs, and perform sexually themed stunts that yielded often explicit nicknames. The investigation began with a parent's complaint of "objectionable traditions and customs," about which band mem

  • County official in Texas accused of taking bribes

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — A longtime Dallas County commissioner has been charged with accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of projects proposed by various companies, federal authorities announced Friday. John Wiley Price, his chief of staff and two political consultants were in custody after being charged in a 13-count indictment. Price is a well-known local leader in the Dallas area and has served on the commissioners court for more than 27 years. Price and the other three defendants each pleaded not guilty during their initial court appearances Friday afternoon. All four were released on personal recognizance bonds.

  • Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly." Hours after the U.S.-led efforts stalled, the two sides agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Saturday. However, the temporary lull was unlikely to change the trajectory of the current hostilities amid ominous signs that the Gaza war is spilling over into the West Bank. In a "Day of Rage," Palestinians across the territory, which had been relatively calm for years, staged protests against Israel's Gaza operation and the r

  • Man convicted of murder in Oklahoma City pharmacy shooting case faces new charges

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Jevontai Cartez Ingram, 19, has been charged in Oklahoma County District Court with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, domestic abuse by strangulation, domestic abuse against a pregnant woman and malicious destruction of property.

  • Police still investigating after burglar killed

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an alley, the district attorney's office said. Long Beach resident Tom Greer, 80, told KNBC-TV that the burglar had said she was pregnant and asked Greer not to fire, but he shot her twice in the back anyway. An autopsy later found that Andrea Miller, 28, was not pregnant, said coroner's spokesman Ed Winter. "Long Beach police are still investigating," said Sarah Ardalani, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. "It's ongoing, and so we're waiting at thi

  • Rams: No restrictions on Bradford

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — At times, Sam Bradford forgot all about his surgically repaired left knee. Except for a brace, the St. Louis Rams have no restrictions in training camp for their quarterback, either. The first overall pick of the 2010 draft missed the last nine games last season and is a key to a franchise seeking a breakthrough season. "I feel great, my knee really feels good," Bradford said after the first full-squad workout in unseasonably cool weather Friday night. "They feel good about having no limits. "If it starts getting a little sore and we need to pull back we can always do that, but out of the gate I'm going to try to do everything.

  • There is very little this man without arms or legs can't do

    Emily Eyring, Deseret News | Updated: 17 hr ago

    While not having arms or legs may appear to limit Chris' physical abilities, his emotional strength has driven him to pursue his passion for farming and embrace life with courage.

  • Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S. He emphasized to the regional leaders that despite U.S. compassion for migrant children, those who do not have a proper claim to remain in the U.S. will be turned back. While citing progress in stemming the flow, Obama called on House Republicans to act urgently on his request for emergency spending. With one week left before Congress' August recess, Republicans on Friday were trying to unite behind a plan that would spend about one-fourth of the amount in Obama's proposal.

  • Live Blog: OU alleged assault investigation

    staff reports | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Check back here for the latest details on the investigation launched by Norman Police and OU into an alleged assault involving a Sooners football player.

  • OU freshman Joe Mixon involved in altercation in Norman

    jason kersey and andrew knittle | Updated: 18 hr ago

    NORMAN — Norman Police and the University of Oklahoma athletics department are investigating an alleged assault near the OU campus involving a Sooner football player. Norman police responded to the incident at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe in Norman just after 2:30 a.m. Friday morning. No arrests were made. The police report doesn't name the player or players involved. An OU athletics spokesman said the department is aware of the situation and is conducting its own internal investigation. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.